* AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

IN BLOOM
Opening June 27 for an exclusive one-week engagement!

Georgian wine tasting reception following the 4:00 show on June 29, sponsored by the Embassy of Georgia!

Official Selection, 2013 AFI Fest, Berlin, Karlovy Vary Film Festivals

"The excellent new drama...has the heartbreak and hope of a country slipped inside a coming-of-age story of two 14-year-old girls." –Los Angeles Times.

"This terrifically engaging work raises important questions about universal experience and cultural context—in this case, the search for independent female identity in a society all but suffocated by the threat of violence." –Observer.

Early nineties, in Tbilisi, the capital of the newly-independent Georgia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Violence, war on the Black Sea coast (Abkhazia) and vigilante justice plague society. But for Eka and Natia, fourteen-year-old inseparable friends, life just unfolds: in the street, at school, with friends or elder sisters who are already dealing with mens' dominance, early marriage and disillusioned love. For these two girls in bloom life just goes on...

DIR/SCR Nana Ekvtimishvili; DIR/PROD Simon Gross; PROD Marc Wächter. Georgia/Germany/France, 2013, color, 102 min, DCP. In Georgian with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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